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A majority of the food grown through the Community Supported Agriculture Program provides subscribing members with a weekly share of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits grown on our farm. Members purchase a share of the harvest before the season in February-March and we pack baskets for them once a week from Mid-May to Thanksgiving.
In 2013 our Community Supported Agriculture Program also began incorporating special add-ons to our shareholder program. A limited number of CSA members are now able to purchase weekly flower bouquets and/or a dozen eggs as an additional component of their weekly basket. In true Hidden Villa fashion, these organic flowers and eggs are produced in a sustainable and thoughtful way that complement the production of our vegetables and fruits.
CSA members choose to pick up their share (weekly) at Hidden Villa or one of our drop off locations in Los Altos or Palo Alto. We offer single and double share sizes. A single share typically feeds two people and a double share feeds four. The quantity and variety of food in the share box varies greatly during the season and you can expect to experience and learn from seasonal fluctuations.
Through Hidden Villa’s Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program, our Community Supported Agriculture department provides approximately
25% of our organic bounty to our low-income neighbors through the Community Services Agency in Mountain View. In 2010, this donation
amounted to 11,912 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables. Since the program’s founding in 2006, Hidden Villa has been the only source of regularly delivered organic produce and the only partnering organization growing vegetables for the primary purpose of distribution through the Community Service Agency’s food bank.
After providing food for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members and the Community Services Agency in Mountain View, the remaining yield of produce is sold at the Los Altos Farmers Market. For people who want to eat the most local, organic produce but are not yet ready to commit to our weekly shares of produce, the farmer’s market is the perfect option. As an added bonus, when visiting our stall at the market, you can get to know the Hidden Villa farmers who are growing your food.
Seasonal Growing Chart